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Narratives of Truth in Islamic Law: Introduction

Abstract : This book addresses the issue of legal truth. Such an issue is two folded. On the one hand, there is the legal truth as it is told, produced, transformed and made relevant for legal purposes, from within the legal system and its actual functioning. The ways in which these stories about ‘what happened' are told largely depend on and are oriented to, the relevancies and technicalities of the specific context of law practice. On the other hand, legal truth is also what is told 'about the law,' from outside the legal body. These are stories of what people think and say about legal happenings, and they are told in the performance of some other activity than the law, for different practical purposes. In a broader sense, therefore, this book addresses the production of narratives 'in the law' and 'about the law.'
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Baudouin Dupret, Barbara Drieskens. Narratives of Truth in Islamic Law: Introduction. B. Dupret, B. Drieskens, A. Moors. Narratives of Truth in Islamic Law, I.B. Tauris, 381 p., 2007. ⟨halshs-00525458⟩

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